Illustrated Stories For Christmas

Illustrated Stories For Christmas

Designed and printed for the friends of the Southeastern Printing Company. Featuring contributions from the students of the Martin County School System. Book 12 in a series.

Tony’s first published book illustration is the opening image to Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol and was drawn when he was a senior at South Fork High School.

Published: December 1986
Format: Hardcover, 44 pages
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Southeastern Printing Company
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Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.